Howdy! :-] ... Did you have a good weekend?!...Is your Monday going pretty good so far?!...I hope so....Mine certainly is!! ^_^ In fact, I'm having an exceptional Monday so far! I received and processed two sold items from my wuglyees etsy shop, ate a few gifted 'Thin Mints'...YUM! :-) ...and had a fabulous lunch with hubby, provided by a beloved friend, consisting of roasted turkey legs, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, candied yams with marshmallows, and stuffing!!! :-)
Is it any wonder now why I'm wide-eyed and enjoying my Monday?! ^_^ ... Speaking of 'wide-eyed', as you can see, I also did something else as of this morning...I finished four custom crochet necklaces for a friend of ours! :-)
He's giving the crochet owl necklaces to the adult ladies in his family, and a butterfly necklace and a pair of butterfly earrings to his daughter. ♥
He gave me the owls and butterfly dangles and asked me to make some of my pieces out of them. :-) I was given free rein over color choices and so forth. So I tried to pull from the colors of the stones on the owl, in order to make the owl stand out when it's worn.
I made a lavender flower, a green one, and a black one. :-]
The only direction I was given about the little girl necklace was to make the earrings for a non-pierced ear.
Uhhhhh...I didn't have any clip-on earrings to use! O_O So I had to order some online. They're suppose to be here in a couple of days. I'll be able to finish the earrings then...
It's been a while since I made any necklaces or earrings, so it was fun to put my creative juices to the task! :-] Hopefully they'll be received well by his ladies! ^_^
Right now I'm working on a purple scarf with a black thread running alongside the yarn. It'll be another one of my 'Ugly Wuglyees'. :-)) Not overly soft, but it 'will' keep you warm!.........Unlike the pink and white scarf I just finished (shown below), which is extremely cozy, soft, and warm!!...
I didn't take a picture of it all done.....Uhhhhh....I forgot! LOL But just picture the above scarf with pink and white fringe and you'll have it!! ^_^
In other news, I'm kinda taking my days as they come. Spending more time offline than on. And doing a lot more crocheting than talking! :-] I think the weather change has something to do with that. It's been really chilly the last few days. I'm wanting to nuzzle in a bit more, and watch old movies, sip hot tea, and crochet! ^_^ So that's what I do!!...except for occasional checks online to see if I sold anything in my shop, or if anybody has sent me a particular message.
The room arranging, anticipating my mother-in-law's MAYBE moving in soon, is all done! :-) We actually have a nice guest room again, instead of a craft room....and I'm surprisingly okay with that! :-] In fact, the re-arranging has made my crafting products more organized and easy to access!! Who knew that would happen?!...Not me!!
My mother-in-law is kinda dragging her feet a little now, about whether she actually wants to move ANYWHERE!!! O_O I don't argue with her about it. At her age, she's entitled!! :-) We're just trying to get things ready for what we think will eventually be the inevitable....As I always say, getting older in this world is not for 'sissies'!!
Okay...another talking spell has come to an end! ^_^ I hope the rest of your Monday is good!...If I have time tomorrow I have a couple of cute Etsy items I wanna share with you....No promises though. I'll just play it by ear, and see where the fingers fly!! ^_^ ♥
Wooden, with an indent.
Sturdy, aged by the sun.
A place to rest when you are tired.
A stop when you are on the run.
A slatted back, for resting shoulders,
and cemented to the ground.
A wrought-iron rusted swirly arm-rest,
and a place to put bags down.
A place for you to catch a bus,
or to feed a hungry squirrel.
Where good friends can stop and chat
about the big news of the world.
Alone and beaten by the weather,
chipping paint, long past brand new.
Almost like some people we know,
who are inconspicuous too.
So reliably unnoticed,
all the benches that we pass.
Sitting there, just waiting for us,
if we 'PLOP!'... run out of gas.